People

Elisabeth da Silva

Partner

Elisabeth da Silva

“It is rewarding to assist companies and their counsel with analysis/quantification of alleged white-collar offenses as well as presentations to regulatory and prosecutorial offices.”

Beth is a Partner in the Business Advisory practice at DGC, a division of PKF O’Connor Davies.  She has almost 30 years of experience. Beth conducts white-collar investigations and provides litigation consulting and expert witness services in the context of complex commercial litigation for a wide variety of companies, ranging from small, privately-owned businesses to large, multi-national publicly traded entities.

Beth has directed numerous international, high-profile investigations involving complex accounting rules, alleged accounting malfeasance, asset misappropriation/concealment, and a variety of other accounting, auditing and financial matters. She has served as the financial advisor for both debtors’ and creditors’ committees in unprecedented bankruptcy matters including municipalities and energy businesses.

Beth has testified as an accounting or damages expert at trial, arbitration, and deposition for privately-owned and publicly-traded entities, as well as on behalf of the Securities and Exchange Commission. She also serves as an arbitrator in commercial disputes and is an active member of the American Arbitration Association’s roster of arbitrators. Beth advises legal counsel, management, shareholders and boards of directors on accounting and auditing, financial, valuation and internal control matters in the context of internal investigations, shareholder disputes, post-acquisition and net working capital disputes, business and contract disputes, accountants’ liability, bankruptcy and restructuring, and enforcement of regulatory issues.

Professional Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Joint Trial Board
  • Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
    • Public Member
  • Turnaround Management Association, Northeast Chapter
    • Board Member
  • Women in White Collar Defense Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Boston Bar Association
    • Non-attorney member
  • American Arbitration Association
    • Roster of Arbitrators

Accreditations

  • Certified Public Accountant (Massachusetts)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics

Education